With the latest technology, over 95% of spectacle wearers can now wear contact lenses.
Contact Lens Ranges
At Airedale Opticians, we can supply contact lenses from all of the major brands, covering daily and re-usable, soft and hard type lenses as well as multifocal and coloured designs. These include Acuvue Oasys and TruEye from Johnson and Johnson, Proclear from Coopervision who also now supply the popular Sauflon ranges and the Softlens lenses from Bausch and Lomb.
We can also provide made-to-measure contact lenses from the Mark’ennovy range, which offer a uniquely wide range of powers, opening up contact lenses to people who may have been told that they are not suitable to wear them.
If you have a valid contact lens specification and in-date eye exam, we can provide lenses to your specification without needing any further checks, please bring these into the practice with you. If you do not have these, or want to try any new lenses, please see details of our contact lens check-up on our fees page and telephone or request an appointment online.
Getting Started with Contact Lenses
If you are wanting to try contact lenses for the first time, the vast range of options available can be daunting. At Airedale Opticians we are here to help find the lenses that are most suitable for you, considering how often you plan to wear them, how long you will be wearing them for and the health of your eyes.
We allow extra time for our contact lens suitability and trial appointments, allowing us the time to talk over what you want out of your contact lenses so that we can find a design that is best for you. We will teach you how to safely handle, insert, remove and clean your lenses – this can sometimes take a few appointments, but you will have a dedicated member of staff happy to provide assistance and advice throughout. When we are happy that you can safely use the lenses, you will take a trial set home with you to try out at work or play. We then follow-up with a full contact lens check appointment after two weeks, inclusive in your package, allowing us to check the vision and fit of the lenses and if all is healthy, sign you off to start wearing lenses as you wish.
To book a new lens wearer appointment you will require a valid sight test dated within the last year, if this is from elsewhere, we will ask you to e-mail or drop off a copy so that we can have the correct lenses available for your appointment. Different prices may apply to the appointment depending on your prescription requirements, see our fees page or contact us for more information.
Contact Lenses for Children – Our Speciality
At Airedale Opticians we specialise in fitting contact lenses for children. There is no minimum age for wearing contact lenses, we see many teenagers and children as young as eight, all of whom have happily taken to contact lenses.
For children who play a lot of sports – particularly contact sports like rugby or martial arts – or perhaps feel self-conscious about their glasses, or just want the freedom of not having to wear glasses all of the time, contact lenses can make a big difference. Many parents have told us that their child’s lenses have boosted their activities, improved their self-esteem and allowed them to become far more socially confident .
The most important consideration is whether they are mature and motivated enough to wear and care for their lenses properly. Wearing contact lenses involves a little more effort than wearing glasses, they require particularly good hygiene and care. During an eye examination or contact lens trial appointment, our optometrist will discuss the requirements and help you to decide if your child is suitable. The contact lens trial period also allows us to assess how they are handling the lenses. We always have a child’s health as our primary consideration and we will recommend stopping lenses if we have any concerns.
Payment and Aftercare Scheme
Keep things convenient and save money with our flexible contact lens payment scheme. New and existing lens wearers can sign up to monthly direct debits for all lens types.
For daily lens wearers, you can choose to receive quarterly deliveries with 30, 60 or 90 pairs of lenses to suit your wearing schedule. You can order extra boxes or change your order volume at any time.
For re-usable wearers, you can can choose to receive your lenses with your preferred cleaning solution and save on the retail price. You can also order occasional boxes of daily lenses for holidays, water-sports and other activities.
Safe and Healthy Eyes
Our priority at Airedale Opticians is the health of your eyes, so patients on our lens scheme receive routine and emergency contact lens checks and our thorough eye examinations free of charge as required.
We provide free replacements in case you damage or tear your lenses. In many cases we can provide these immediately in the practice.
Try the Newest Lenses
At Airedale Opticians we like to adopt the latest developments to give you the best experience. Contact lens firms regularly bring out new and improved lens designs and you can trial these free of charge at your lens appointments. We will also offer free trials of different lens designs, including astigmatic and multifocal lenses if these may improve your comfort or vision.
We recommend all contact lens wearers also keep a pair of up-to-date glasses and so all scheme customers receive 25% off the total price of any number of prescription spectacles and sunglasses. Treat yourself to some non-prescription designer sunglasses to wear over your contact lenses, or why not treat someone else too, your 25% discount applies to any number of Ray-Ban, Vogue, Bulgari, Prada or Etnia sunglasses and one pair of Oakley sunglasses per year.